Ken Porter is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Licensed Massage Therapist practicing in Grand Rapids since 1999. He received his training from the Hakomi Institute in Chicago and from the Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts. Additional training in somatic and experiential healing include Non-Violent Communication, Focusing, Vipassana meditation, CranioSacral Therapy, and Myofascial Release.
Hakomi therapy is body-centered, experiential, talk therapy. It’s a cutting-edge approach to healing that is distinctly different than a traditional analytical approach yet completely complementary. It uses present-moment awareness of the body as the primary gateway to deeper self-discovery. By working at the interface of body, mind, and emotion, Hakomi offers healing in many areas.
Ken offers individual sessions of Somatic Therapy and Transformational Bodywork through the Men’s Resource Center and as part of an innovative treatment program for the men’s support groups he co-facilitates with psychotherapist Randy Flood MA, LLP.
Ken’s work is highly experiential. It helps people expand their choices in life and increase their capacity for intimacy. He guides people to find their center, discover the core unconscious patterns that are limiting their joy and fulfillment, and change these patterns by meeting them with attentiveness and compassion. This transformative process brings mindfulness to the varied and subtle ways the physical body expresses emotion, memory, fear and longing, and teaches the conscious mind how to recognize, understand, and interact with this unconscious information. It’s a fascinating, creative, unpredictable process, often full of laughter as well as tears, that continually surprises people with its effectiveness.
Ken is passionate about helping people find their own unique path to healing and transformation. Learn more about his work at BodyandSoulGR.com. To learn more about Ken and how somatic therapy helped him break the cycle of transgenerational trauma and find healing, listen to this segment of the Revealing Men podcast.